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  1. Yes agreed, always considered the Leafs socks to be in iconic / quirky category like the Bruins socks. Shame to see them go. I see why they did it though. It creates more harmony in the uniform when you compare socks to the arm striping and then look at the hem stripe / pants stripe as the other design element. If you go with the old socks, the arm striping doesn't match with anything else and youre starting to reach Penguins Home level of mismatching pieces.
  2. Watching the Dodgers Pirates game and I'm seeing that the Pirates alternate throwback uniform (amazing uniform, by the way) uses virtually an identical striping pattern as the now full-time Penguins throwback uniforms.. ....Paying attention specifically to the way that the black-white-yellow stripe separates areas of yellow and black Maybe that has been recently mentioned in this thread, so sorry if it has, but can you guys think of another city like this? personally i cant, obviously we all know the Pittsburgh teams are aligned color wise (of course cities like New York with the Mets and Knicks have the same color scheme)..... but now two of the teams use virtually identical striping elements.
  3. I'd be on board with this as just a subtle fix... but it's a really nice improvement. The white numbers also separate them more from the Bruins. My least favorite part of the Pens current black uniforms are the sock striping that they use, so this also helps that little issue.
  4. Just promote the London Knights to the NHL then, already have the color palette and proper name, and they are probably just as good as any expansion draft squad that Vegas can put together
  5. Nice... Well at least the hem stripe on the away unis will match the stripes on the arms. The hem stripe on the black version of these uniforms still doesn't really match properly.
  6. Agree. Some total overreactions around these parts. The jersey is a bit of a downgrade. Logo is a bit of an upgrade. Tampa needs to go back to black/blue scheme.
  7. maybe they will give an explanation tomorrow on why the hem stripe doesn't match the arm stripes. it doesn't really make very much sense looking at it initially, maybe they have a reason for it. I don't know. it's strange. they aren't that bad, and i'd think they were pretty good even, that is, if the Lightning uniforms didn't exist. Hem stripes of the two teams are now virtually identical. The renderings above will also look way better with numbers on the arms and the accompanying socks, though.
  8. It makes a lot of sense but sadly doesn't look like they are going in that direction. The other option: instead of being the black-white-yellow team (which i agree, they should be, it even mimics the coloring of a Penguin), they are the yellow-black-white team. Unfortunatley, the Preds have kind of cemented themselves as the yellow team. I wish sometimes that teams could still wear yellow uniforms as their light colored uni, like the Lakers and like how the Kings did in the NHL back in the day. Or, at least let the pens wear yellow helmets on the road, like they did in the 80s (i think?). Like in this picture below. Would be fun inconsistency they could own, as mentioned above. Shameless plug: my concept for the Pens from years ago features a similar design as the Crosby photoshop from the page prior to this. Try to ignore the crazy logo and weird pinstripes if you can, there are some things about this concept I'd change looking at it now, but it's always fun to experiment. https://www.behance.net/gallery/19711063/NHL-Concept-Pittsburgh-Penguins
  9. I tend to agree-- the Canadians and Blackhawks (and even Leafs with their sock striping) have weird inconsistencies that give their uniforms charm. The bruins too, with the yellow socks. However, there is a line between small inconsistencies and maybe being a little TOO crazy. The penguins could at least get 2/3 of the Arms, Waist, and Socks to match. Then you throw in the yellow outlined in white on the numbers and the pants-- maybe it's too inconsistent? Don't get me wrong, I love the Penguins throwbacks, especially the patches of yellow on the arms and the way the black shoulders kind of creep in to those yellow panels like the Red Wings sleeves..... but all of the different patterns they use kind of mess with my head after a while of watching them on the ice.
  10. ^ This would be a great step in the right direction for the Penguins identity. I think the real key for them: how do they use the black and yellow-gold (not khaki) without being too close to the Bruins. The good thing about the throwback direction they are going: the yellow sleeves and black socks, compared to the Bruins' yellow shoulders and yellow socks, make them visually separated... The bad thing: As you can see, the yellow-black-white-black-yellow stripes that the Bruins kind of "own" is the same exact stripe on the Penguins throwback socks. Penguins should change the socks to match the waist stripe. However I really love that recolored sidney crosby image above. Looks nothing like the Bruins. It's worth noting that the primarily yellow sleeves of the road uniform the Pens will most likely adopt next season are pretty different than the more black-heavy Bruins white sweaters.
  11. I love how they just kind of threw some yellow in there, even though the color is not really part of the team's palette and has never been featured in anything else the abstract diagonal "rain" lines are pretty awesome, though
  12. This was a great uniform. Lighten up the blue a little bit, and make the blue stripes at the end of the sleeves a little bit wider, and you end up with something that could have stood the test of time for the lightning. What an interesting time for NHL jerseys, right around the turn of the century. The Kings were in more of a Purple phase, and the Stars were moving on towards Green after both teams had been a black/white aethetic for much of the 90s. SO you'd think that the Lightning could have really owned their mostly black/white look, however, the Sabres and Capitals, two teams with traditionally colorful looks, had both recently phased in more drab looks with black road uniforms. The only thing that bothered me about TB was that the Lightnings white shoulder yokes on the black jersey sometimes made it hard to tell the difference between them and a team with a white jersey and dark shoulders. I was mostly watching locally televised Thrashers games at the time on non-HD tv sets, obviously, so the Thrashers white jerseys with dark blue shoulders sometimes looked kind of similar to the Lightning for those in-division games
  13. I think the more "casual fan" enjoys the simplicity of the Lightning's uniforms, and even maybe the Hurricanes uniforms to some extent, both uniforms that i personally abhor. A lot of us on this board tear apart teams that do this original-6-dress-up thing, but i don't think the casual fan cares at all. I was talking to my roommate about this the other day, who watches a decent bit of hockey and pretty much said, "don't you think the Lightning have some of the best uniforms in the league"? I proceeded to give him all of the reasons why I thought that they DIDNT have good uniforms, in fact i'd rank them in the bottom-10 of the league, right around 20. i cited how they are original 6 ripoffs, how they just look like the Leafs, how they should have more black, and how the logo from the previous Edge set was far more fitting for a modern team ... afterwards, i think he agreed with those points, but he also didn't know what to say, haha, like: this guy has way too much time on his hands to think this much about uniforms..... The point is. we are uniform nerds and in general, it seems like the majority of this board doesn't like what the lightning have done (obviously it's an opinion and is subjective, but i'm just going off of what i've observed). To the normal hockey fan, they are just simple , inoffensive, clean unis, and are probably held in a higher esteem I'd be more interested to know how popular they are among the Lightning fanbase.
  14. agreed on your thoughts on both of those teams -- i remember clearly that the Sharks update was met with a good bit of backlash on this board with, a lot of people hating their "drop the hem stripes for a lighter feeling jersey for the players" bull :censored:, and understandably so, but their new design has definitely grown on me. it looks so much cleaner without the shoulder yoke, which just made it feel more cluttered. The consistency they have between their home/road and their black alternates with that simple arm striping is nice as well, although i almost feel like the black alts should also have that thin orange stripe in there. overall, they clearly aren't as good as the 90s throwback alternates, but now i'm thinking it was a nice step forward for them after it was originally a "meh" from me when first unveiled. Blues new uniforms are simply beautiful. top-5 look in the league.
  15. I agree with all of your points-- but i end up giving it like a 5 out of 10, because of all of those points, haha. some of those things-- the pants without stripes, the mismatching golds, they just seem like obvious fixes, no idea why Pitt didn't do that. the number font is indeed very very strange, i am hoping that they at least serve a functional purpose and are legible from a distance, but aesthetically, they look really messy.The helmet is just so beautiful, it's a shame that it goes to waste here. fix the numbers, fix the golds, and make the pants a simplified version of the arm striping, and you have a strong 8/10 uniform here. until then, this uniform is just going to bother me. hopefully it's like Purdue and they just change it again next season.